REI is one of the first names when it comes to outdoor apparel and gear. The company has been hocking specialized outdoor equipment since 1938, and is still at the forefront of outdoor sport — stocking cutting edge brands like Arc’teryx and old school stalwarts like The North Face and Patagonia. The buyers at REI don’t miss anything, that’s for sure. That’s why when REI has a sale like its ongoing Spring Sale, you can find an invaluable treasure trove of deals on anything from tents and sleeping bags to sneakers and down jackets. We put together a handy breakdown of some of our favorite pieces of outdoor gear you can snap on sale.
REI Co-op Swiftland Trail Run Jacket
Forget sweatshirts, running on cool spring days is all about windproofing. The Swiftland Trail Run Jacket is going to keep you feeling right with its lightweight Pertex® nylon shell that is both breathable and windproof, making it perfect for crisp and blustering runs.
Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP Trail-Running Shoes
Even if trail running for you constitutes running to catch the train, these Salomon’s will support you — and they don’t look half bad either. These trail running shoes have marvelous grip, durability and waterproofing that are appreciated no matter what terrain you find yourself on.
Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket
There is something so classic about this Patagonia high pile jacket that makes anyone look like they’re at an El Capitan base camp in the 70s. Made of 100 percent recycled polyester double-sided shearling fleece, this Retro Pile Jacket will keep you nice and toasty while the smooth back of the fabric and flat seam construction keeps it nice and slim.
Topo Designs Field Shorts
A simple patch-pocket pair of shorts should never be overlooked. Topo makes one of the best pairs out there, perfect for a day hike or just lounging around the backyard. Made from midweight organic cotton twill, these shorts have a rugged side as well — coupled with a slim fit so they never look out of place.
Bear Minimum Family Pack Bear Bowls
We were pretty struck by this strange bowl set. Camp stove-safe and collapsable for easy storage and cleaning, the Bear Bowls include paracord-wrapped handles for emergency preparedness and campground tasks. The set includes three bowls at 32-, 64- and 128-fluid ounces, so there is sure to be one for all occasions.